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Geocaching and Your Dog
Come out, come out, wherever you are!
In September 2001, Sandi Pearce hid a small box in a park near her home in Dublin, Calif. Since then, more than 38 people, many with dogs, have searched for—and found—the box. It was just one of the 15 similar boxes that Pearce has hidden since she and her Border Collie, Katie, took up geocaching, a relatively new adventure game. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt in which players follow...
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Snowshoeing with Dogs
Making tracks is another way to enjoy a snowy day
A winter Sunday in Litchfield, Connecticut. The air snaps crisp and cold beneath a milky gray sky, and here and there, the sun slices through the clouds, casting long shadows and bright splinters over the high hills of Mattatuck State Forest, a rugged expanse literally in our backyard. A nor’easter rolling through New England left behind eight inches of fresh powder, the stuff of snowshoers’...
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Home Obstacle Course for Small Dogs
Minimize jumping dangers
Imagine living in a world of giants, where nearly every object is colossal and the local terrain is treacherous. Furniture towers eight feet high. Staircase “mountains” are intimidating, with each step equal to your full height. Jumping on and off the enormous furniture and scaling staircases make for a tough day. This is your home from the viewpoint of your small-breed dog. Obstacles and...
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Bond with Your Dog Over Agility Training
Challenge your best friend physically and mentally and you’ll both reap the rewards
The covered dirt arena is teeming with dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors. In the bleachers, you see small gatherings of friends, family and curious onlookers. You close your eyes, take a deep breath and visualize your strategy as you and your dog wait for your turn in the ring. The constant buzz of dogs yipping, handlers yapping and spectators oohing and aahing fades away as you open your...

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